POSSESSION OF FIREARMS Rec. 9.30 a.m. LONDON, July 25. Two German civilians—the first to be executed for breaking the law in the British zone —were beheaded at Flensburg for the unlawful possession of firearms. Germans carried out the sentence. British soldiers volunteered, but permission was refused.
Two other Germans were condemned to death for similar offences., but were reprieved.
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GERMANS BEHEADED, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 175, 26 July 1945
GERMANS BEHEADED Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 175, 26 July 1945
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